Upcoming Free Picks

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals,
6-24-2018 - Expert Prediction

This is a past game! View all upcoming MLB games instead!

Game Snapshot with Current Line

#957 Philadelphia
Phillies 9
#958 Washington
Nationals -110

Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 8:05pm

Image licensed from USA Today Sports

Game Stats

Philadelphia Phillies
N. PIVETTA

41 - 33

4
W's
6
L's
4.08
ERA
1.18
WHIP

Washington Nationals
J. RODRIGUEZ

40 - 35

0
W's
0
L's
9
ERA
1.4
WHIP

Betting Trends

All MLB

No betting trends available for this game. Click here to see all available for MLB.

The Washington Nationals will host the Philadelphia Phillies as the NL East foes conclude a three game series Sunday night from Nationals Park. The Phillies will send 25-year old right-hander Nick Pivetta to the hill, and the Nationals will counter with 24-year old right-hander Jefry Rodriguez. The season-series is tied 2-2.

Pivetta Searching for First Win Since May 21st

Nick Pivetta will get the call for the 16th time of the year, searching for his first win since late May. Pivetta got back on track with a strong performance last time out, limiting the Cardinals to only two runs in 7.1 innings, resulting in the no-decision in a 6-5 Phillies’ win. The second-year right-hander has not pitched well in three out of his last four starts, and he stands at 4-6 with a 4.08 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP in 79.1 innings of work. He battled the Nationals last month and he was roughed up, serving up six runs in one inning, and he has now surrendered 14 runs in 10.2 career innings against the Nationals. Bryce Harper has two homers and three RBI’s against Pivetta, while Anthony Rendon is 3 for 5 with two RBI’s, and Daniel Murphy is 2 for 4.

Odubel Herrera is the hottest player in the Phillies lineup right now after a sluggish start to the month, bashing six home runs along with 10 RBI’s in his last eight games. The career .290 hitter is having a career-year, sporting a .308 average with 13 home runs and 43 RBI’s. Herrera is 8 for 17 with three RBI’s against the Nationals this season. The Phillies are currently averaging 4.44 runs per game, ranking them 13th in the Major Leagues. The Philadelphia pitching staff features a solid 3.91 team ERA, pegging them 13th overall.

Rodriguez Targets First Major League Victory

Jefry Rodriguez will make his third appearance and second start of the season, aiming his first career Major League victory. Rodriguez was hit hard in his previous start, serving up five runs including two home runs in five innings against the Orioles, resulting in a no-decision in a 9-7 Nationals’ win. The rookie right-hander was terrific in his Major League debut on June 3rd, tossing 4.2 shutout innings against the Braves. Rodriguez posted a solid 3.31 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP in 68 innings in Double-A this season.

Anthony Rendon is locked in at the plate, collecting 13 hits along with five doubles and five RBI’s in his last eight games. The 28-year old third baseman is having a solid season, currently hitting .282 with seven home runs and 28 RBI’s in 54 games played. Rendon is 2 for 10 with two RBI’s against the Phillies pitching this season. The Nationals are only averaging 4.22 runs, ranking them 20th in the Majors. The Washington pitching staff continues to excel, registering a 3.52 team ERA, positioning them sixth in the Major Leagues.

Trends:

The Philadelphia Phillies are:

  • over is 8-2 in their last 10 games overall.
  • over is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record.
  • over is 15-7-1 in their last 23 games in the third game of a series.
  • over is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a right-handed starter.

The Washington Nationals are:

  • over is 4-1 in their last 5 games against the Phillies.

I am taking the over in this contest. The Nationals scored six runs in one inning against Pivetta  earlier this season, and he has surrendered a total of 14 runs in 10.2 career head-to-head innings against Washington. Furthermore, Jefry Rodriguez was just shelled for five runs against the low-scoring Orioles in his previous start, and this is only his third career Major League start, plus the Phillies are looking good at the plate, scoring at least six runs in four out of their last five games.

Pick: Over

Adam Rauzino

Adam has been a sports fanatic his entire life, closely following hockey, baseball, basketball and football. Adam enjoys analyzing various stats, as well as studying Sabermetrics and analytics to take his picks to a whole new level. Adam has a passion for writing about about various sports as well as personal finance. He graduated with a diploma in business marketing and business finance.

Login

Forgot Password?
Forgot your password? Enter your email and we'll send you a reset token:

Return to login
Enter the token from your email and a new password. Don't forget to check your spam folder if you didn't get the email.

Upcoming Free Picks

Bank the Bet Podcast
Tuesday, Sep 25
MLB
#979 Kansas City Royals
#980 Cincinnati Reds
6:40pm
View Pick
#951 Miami Marlins 7.5
#952 Washington Nationals -330
7:05pm
View Pick
#965 Houston Astros
#966 Toronto Blue Jays
7:05pm
View Pick
#953 Atlanta Braves 7
#954 New York Mets -150
7:10pm
View Pick
#967 Baltimore Orioles
#968 Boston Red Sox
7:10pm
View Pick
#969 New York Yankees
#970 Tampa Bay Rays
7:10pm
View Pick
#955 Pittsburgh Pirates
#956 Chicago Cubs
8:05pm
View Pick
#971 Detroit Tigers
#972 Minnesota Twins
8:10pm
View Pick
#973 Cleveland Indians
#974 Chicago White Sox
8:10pm
View Pick
#957 Milwaukee Brewers
#958 St. Louis Cardinals
8:15pm
View Pick
#959 Philadelphia Phillies
#960 Colorado Rockies
8:40pm
View Pick
#961 Los Angeles Dodgers
#962 Arizona Diamondbacks
9:40pm
View Pick
#975 Texas Rangers
#976 Los Angeles Angels
10:05pm
View Pick
#977 Oakland Athletics
#978 Seattle Mariners
10:10pm
View Pick
#963 San Diego Padres
#964 San Francisco Giants
10:15pm
View Pick
Thursday, Sep 27
NFL
#101 Minnesota Vikings 47.5
#102 Los Angeles Rams -6.5
8:20pm
View Pick
NCAAF
#103 North Carolina
#104 Miami - FL
8:00pm
View Pick
Friday, Sep 28
NCAAF
#105 Memphis
#106 Tulane
8:00pm
View Pick
#107 UCLA
#108 Colorado
9:00pm
View Pick
Saturday, Sep 29
NCAAF
#109 Army
#110 Buffalo
12:00pm
View Pick
#113 Central Michigan
#114 Michigan State
12:00pm
View Pick
#123 Bowling Green
#124 Georgia Tech
12:00pm
View Pick
#127 Temple
#128 Boston College
12:00pm
View Pick
#129 Syracuse
#130 Clemson
12:00pm
View Pick
#145 Indiana
#146 Rutgers
12:00pm
View Pick
#173 UL Lafayette
#174 Alabama
12:00pm
View Pick
#183 West Virginia
#184 Texas Tech
12:00pm
View Pick
#189 Oklahoma State
#190 Kansas
12:00pm
View Pick
#211 Arkansas
#212 Texas A&M
12:00pm
View Pick
#143 Virginia
#144 NC State
12:20pm
View Pick
#135 UL Monroe
#136 Georgia State
2:00pm
View Pick
#137 UMass
#138 Ohio U
2:00pm
View Pick
#117 Kent State
#118 Ball State
3:00pm
View Pick
#111 Cincinnati
#112 UConn
3:30pm
View Pick
#119 Rice
#120 Wake Forest
3:30pm
View Pick
#121 ODU
#122 East Carolina
3:30pm
View Pick
#131 South Alabama
#132 Appalachian State
3:30pm
View Pick
#139 Pittsburgh
#140 UCF
3:30pm
View Pick
#157 Western Michigan
#158 Miami - OH
3:30pm
View Pick
#159 Florida State
#160 Louisville
3:30pm
View Pick
#165 Tennessee
#166 Georgia
3:30pm
View Pick
#175 Baylor
#176 Oklahoma
3:30pm
View Pick
#179 Purdue
#180 Nebraska
3:30pm
View Pick
#181 Texas
#182 Kansas State
3:30pm
View Pick
#197 Coastal Carolina
#198 Troy
3:30pm
View Pick
#147 Nevada
#148 Air Force
4:00pm
View Pick
#169 Southern Miss
#170 Auburn
4:00pm
View Pick
#209 Michigan
#210 Northwestern
4:30pm
View Pick
#115 Northern Illinois
#116 Eastern Michigan
6:00pm
View Pick
#149 Utah
#150 Washington State
6:00pm
View Pick
#163 Arkansas State
#164 Georgia Southern
6:00pm
View Pick
#167 Liberty
#168 New Mexico
6:00pm
View Pick
#193 Florida
#194 Mississippi St
6:00pm
View Pick
#199 FAU
#200 Middle Tennessee State
7:00pm
View Pick
#205 Hawaii
#206 San Jose State
7:00pm
View Pick
#203 Boise State
#204 Wyoming
7:00pm
View Pick
#187 Charlotte
#188 UAB
7:00pm
View Pick
#177 UTEP
#178 UTSA
7:00pm
View Pick
#171 Iowa State
#172 TCU
7:00pm
View Pick
#133 Virginia Tech
#134 Duke
7:00pm
View Pick
#141 South Carolina
#142 Kentucky
7:30pm
View Pick
#161 Ohio State
#162 Penn State
7:30pm
View Pick
#185 Louisiana Tech
#186 North Texas
7:30pm
View Pick
#191 Marshall
#192 Western Kentucky
7:30pm
View Pick
#207 Stanford
#208 Notre Dame
7:30pm
View Pick
#153 BYU
#154 Washington
8:30pm
View Pick
#195 Ole Miss
#196 LSU
9:00pm
View Pick
#151 Oregon State
#152 Arizona State
10:00pm
View Pick
#155 Toledo
#156 Fresno State
10:30pm
View Pick
#201 USC
#202 Arizona
10:30pm
View Pick
#213 Oregon
#214 California
10:30pm
View Pick
Sunday, Sep 30
NFL
#251 Miami Dolphins 48
#252 New England Patriots -7
1:00pm
View Pick
#253 Houston Texans 47
#254 Indianapolis Colts -1.5
1:00pm
View Pick
#257 Buffalo Bills 44
#258 Green Bay Packers -10
1:00pm
View Pick
#265 Philadelphia Eagles
#266 Tennessee Titans
1:00pm
View Pick